CSSTE creates data bank for flood events in West Africa

Field Work on Ogunpa flood plain Ibadan, Nigeria. Image: GMES.

Floods are among the most frequent natural hazards around the world, as well as in Africa, and can trigger devastating disasters among the most vulnerable communities. Climate change, and inadequate land-use/land-cover changes can exacerbate this situation and may erode hard-won gains in many developing countries. The first step to reduce the impacts of such floods is to understand the dynamics of floods throughout the floodplains more precisely.


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Mon, 10/08/2020 - 12:27

African Union signs Cooperation Arrangement with EU Copernicus programme

Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation Programme, looking at the Earth and its environment. It offers information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data. Image: Copernicus

The African Union (AU) Commission signed a Cooperation Arrangement with the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on 12 June 2018 to facilitate AU’s access to Earth observation data from the Sentinel satellites of the Copernicus Programme.


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Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:58

OGC: Best Practices Document for Earth Observation Product, Service and Sensor

An official OGC Best Practice document entitled, "OGC EO Product Collection, Service and Sensor Discovery using the CS-WebRIM Catalogue" was adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium. This OGC Best Practices Document describes the relations that exist between several metadata conceptual models: Earth Observation (EO) Product, EO Product Collections, Sensors and Services. Specification of the linking between artifacts of these types is important for the process of cataloguing and discovering those artifacts.


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Mon, 25/03/2013 - 11:37

NASA and ESA improve imagery compatibility

Campaign to cross calibrate the Sentinel-2 and Landsat Data Continuity Mission

ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth’s land and coastal zones.

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Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:24

4th EARSeL Workshop on Education and Training

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories

Remote sensing of the earth covers many topics that are significant for natural science disciplines in school and university curricula. Satellite imagery and data derived from satellite sensors enable studies ranging from local phenomena around schools, up to large-scale perspectives showing the diversity of nature in the various climatic regions on earth. This allows thus to point out the dependence between local and global scales.







Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 08/04/2013


University of Basilicata, Matera, Italy

Venue City: 

Matera, Italy

Event Organisers: 

European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories


University of Basilicata

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GMES renamed Copernicus

On 11 December, the European Union's Commission announced the renaming of the European Commission’s Earth Observation Programme, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). GMES is now called Copernicus.

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Tue, 08/01/2013 - 07:59

GMES Publication highlights Importance of Earth Observation

The potential of GMES for crisis management and environmental monitoring is highlighted in a new publication with users demonstrating the importance of Earth observation data to European regions. The publication was presented at an event held on 10 October at the European Parliament in Brussels.


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Tue, 16/10/2012 - 08:19

GEO-UA Conference 2012: “Earth Observations for Sustainable Development and Security”

The 3rd Ukrainian Conference GEO-UA will be held in Evpatoria (Crimea, Ukraine) on September 3-7, 2012. The Conference is organized by the State Space Agency of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and by the Space Research Institute of NASU-NSAU, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Ukraine.


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Fri, 31/08/2012 - 11:32

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GIO EMS: New European GMES mapping service publishes user guide

GMES, the European Earth Monitoring programme, has published a user guide to its new, free of charge emergency mapping service, the GMES Initial Operations Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS-Mapping). The guide will be made available on the GIO Portal.

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Thu, 23/08/2012 - 09:50

GMES: New Opportunities for Eastern Europe

A two day conference held in Bucharest, Romania last week showed the immense benefits and economic potential of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme (GMES) for the region. The conference "GMES: News Opportunities for Eastern Europe" showcased how the GMES emergency response service (SAFER) had supported Romania in responding to the 2010 floods providing flood extent maps in near-real time.


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Thu, 10/05/2012 - 08:12

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